SOURCES OF SUPPORT

Crisis helplines/advice for general mental health

  • Samaritans
    Provide emotional support for people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They allow people to talk about feelings of distress and despair, are confidential and offer non-judgmental support.
    Call: 116 123 (Free phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) | Email: jo@samaritans.org | Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
  • Mind Infoline
    Information on types of mental health issues, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.
    Call: 0300 123 3393 (Local phone rates, 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri) | Text: 86463 | Email: info@mind.org.uk | Website: www.mind.org.uk

Support for rape victims

  • Rape Crisis
    Supports anyone who has experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any other kind of sexual violence. Runs local helplines and centres across England and Wales.
    Call: 08088029999 | Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

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General advice, information and support

  • Citizen’s Advice
    Free, independent information and advice for people on money, legal, consumer, housing and other problems.
    Call: 03444 111 444 (National phone service) | Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
  • Gov.uk
    Information on all government services, including money, tax, benefits, disability, employment and carers rights.
    Website: www.gov.uk

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